Biden Visits Storm-Damaged NJ

The VP is the latest high-level leader to tour the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

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    Vice President Joe Biden is the latest White House official to visit New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy.

    Biden arrived in the state Sunday morning and was greeted by U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and others.

    Following a helicopter tour over the state's storm-damaged coastline, Biden met with about 50 first responders in Seaside Heights and received a briefing on damage caused by the storm. He'll head to Hoboken later Sunday.

    President Obama visited storm-wrecked Atlantic City with Gov. Chris Christie, while two Cabinet officers toured a Federal Emergency Management Agency facility in Middletown on Friday.

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan acknowledged it could take years to rebuild some areas wrecked by the superstorm, which killed more than 100 people in 10 states but hit New Jersey and New York the hardest.

    Christie has not released a damage figure.